This is the wreck previously believed to be the 1882 Brazilian navy corvette Almirante Barroso. The ship sunk in the Strait of Gubal in the Gulf of Suez. The steam engine remains in excellent shape and is visible in the model. Her steel hull remains intact, but her wood deck has rotted away.
This scan data was collected on two dives from M.V. Noran of the Red Sea Explorers, during the Wreck Exploration Project in February 2020. Between the wreck’s depth at 75m/250ft, long bottom times, and significant current, the project was challenging but successful.
Bottom Divers: Dorota Czerny, Faisal Khalaf, Irene Homberger, Kees Beemster Leverenz, Kirill Egorov, and Marcus Newbold
Support Divers: Bernard Djermakian and Olga Martinelli